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Old 01-18-2013, 11:17 AM   #11
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I think I know why you are asking. Here are the best pictures I have.





The problem is that the POS Dominant arms have relocated the sway bar end link mounting point down by about an inch.



I was told this wasn't a problem. It is.
I was told that I was the only person who thought it was a problem. I'm not.

Based on this and the number of broken front control arms built by Dom leading me to not trust his materials selection and/or post weld inspection and treatment program, I am going to get rid of those arms and modify stock ones to do what I want.

That aside the Steeda bar is fantastic. Coupled with the H&R front bar and H&R Sport Springs, you can have a Focus that is both streetable and extremely fun on track. Add in H&R coilovers as I recently did, and you have a really fun, fast rotating track car that is tolerable for the trip to the track.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:51 PM   #12
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Team DFL, im running megan racing street series coilover, im not sure what the spring rates are but may be plenty stiff for the steeda, ill throw it on and see how i feel about it. Your control arm sway bar links are almost sittin on the ground! Hows that come into play when you hitting some corners?
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Hows that come into play when you hitting some corners?
Originally, very poorly. Again, this is the design flaw of the Dominant arms that according to him doesn't exist. What I have done is add an L bracket on top of the arms with a hole in that serves as the mount on the arm. This has moved the entire assembly up.

Install the bar but DO NOT over tighten the end link bushings. Snug them down until the bushings no longer spin then one more turn is all they need. If your current end links don't have locking nuts, get some. Only tighten them if you hear a clunk noise that would indicate play in the system.

Also, make sure to add spacers under the pivot bushing clamps like I did.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:08 PM   #14
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IMO, 99% of the control arm and subframe tearing problems result from errors in installation; specifically over tightening of bolts which causes bushings to bind.
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Swaybar binding is bad.
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To the OP, the big rear bar with the stock front bar will lead to some tail happy situations. Especially with lift off oversteer, keep this in mind.
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To the OP, the big rear bar with the stock front bar will lead to some tail happy situations. Especially with lift off oversteer, keep this in mind.
I have run the big Steeda rear bar without any front bar. Once. The car turned in so fast it was like it happened yesterday and everything I did was a day behind. Fun, but neither fast nor safe.
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Yeah i think i'm just gunna sell or trade this bad boy. It's just not what im looking for. I'm very picky about my set up and this thing wont flow with what i'm going for. Thanks for the input guys :)
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Yeah i think i'm just gunna sell or trade this bad boy. It's just not what im looking for. I'm very picky about my set up and this thing wont flow with what i'm going for. Thanks for the input guys :)
What setup are you going for? This is, in my experience, one of the keys to a fast Focus.
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i have a brand new eibach front bar i could sell you to help
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I've been running the 21mm for a year now and it's been great on my DD. Sure flattens out the corners and entrance ramps to the highways.
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